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>> we are learning heartbreaking new details about the crash of asiana crash flight 214 at sfo. this is a live look from sky hd. you see federal investigators on the tarmac beginning inspections of the wreckage. good morning, everyone. i'm carolyn tyler. thanks for joining us on this sunday, july 7th. >> i'm kristin. here are the latest developments in the crash of that asiana passenger jet at sfo. investigators with the national transportation safety board are on the scene. you saw them walking on the live picture on the runway. they took a first look at the wreckage this morning and they are returning to the scene right now. >> both of the so-called black boxes that record flight information data and the pilots' voices are on their way to washington, d.c. for analysis. >> this morning the two passengers killed in the crash are being identified at 16-year-old girls from china. they were part of a group of middle school students and teachers taking part in a summer camp in los angeles. they had also planned to visit stanford university first. >> this morning at least 49 of the
injuries. >>> we are were you at the sfo and at the hospital, we continue with alex savidge who talked to the chair of the ntsb. >> reporter: good morning, yes, the head of the not said it will be a multify facetted investigation. the voice pit recorder and black box arrived in washington d.c. both of those units were recovered overnight from the wreckage of the asiana flight that still sits on the runway this morning here at sfo. >> the head of the ntsb will be key to finding out certain key information about the plane's air speed and its altitude and number of other measurements just before the crash yesterday morning. overnight the flight recorders were pulled out of the wreckage. they got here about midnight or so, the chairman herself got a look at the boeing 777. and she went out to the crash site and saw where it all took place and the tail of the plane broke apart from the rest of the aircraft. the head of the ntsb, talked with her and asked her whether pilot error are to blame. they are talking about the plane coming in very low and short of the runway. she wouldn't comment sp
. when you see that wreckage on the runway or off the runway here at sfo. back to you guys in new york. >> adam, when you look at those pictures of the crash, a lot of people wondering how, in fact, did those people manage to get out of this aircraft. for miles people could see this fireball sitting on the runway. we were able to talk to different passengers there. how do they describe getting out of this aircraft? >> you know, it's interesting you mention that, clayton. one of the pilots i spoke to, watching all this coverage. i know them really well. talking about a couple of things. jet fuel isn't as flammable as gasoline. that allows you more time, buys you more time than years ago. while it takes a long time to get on and off of the plane. when we're in the back, seems like it takes forever. when you have a situation like this and all the doors open, you can get people off the plane, if there are not a lot of injuries on board, can you get them off in a minute or two. you can get to exit. it's that important to pay attention to where it is, because it's that much faster for you to
you all for coming. it's certainly been a challenging and difficult day at sfo today. i want to start by kind of reconfirming some of the facts and we'll provide some updated information on passenger numbers for you. so again, this morning at 11:27 a.m., we had an incident involving asiana flight 214. this is a flight that originated in shanghai and continued on through seoul airport on its way to san francisco. it's a boeing 777 aircraft, and our manifest counts the number of individuals on board the aircraft, 291 passengers and 16 crew for a total of 307 on board the aircraft. as i mentioned, we do have some updated information on the status of those passengers and crew, and for that i'm going to turn it over to assistant deputy chief dale karnes. dale? >> good evening. of the 307 souls on board, we had 181 total that were transported to local hospitals. of that 181, 49 were serious and were in the initial victims transported from the scene. an additional 132 were transported later on into the incident after being triaged as they were the more minor to moderate casualties. we've als
landed at sfo. tail ripped off. most everyone seems fine. i'm okay. surreal." and then, i mean, this is realtime. someone, it is a victim of a crash landing, a devastating crash landing, immediately takes to social media, just sends out the word before it's even on the radar of national media. then as he escapes from the plane, he turns back with his ipad and takes this video. we're going to show you. it's extraordinary stuff. all right, we'll have that video in just a second, but it really does raise questions for all of us about what the role is for traditional media. if citizen journalists can always get there first on the front lines and we are reacting to that, what is the role right now, jackie, of traditional media? >> i think it's a filter, i think it's a vet. because you have people in the moment, they're taking pictures, they're tweeting what's going on, but there is a -- there definitely is a role for gathering all of that and making sure that the story, what is actually happening is happening before their eyes, because you can't necessarily know when you're right th
to the passengers to brace or any emergency. we also know that sfo is under construction and the instrument landing system or ils as they call it was out of service for this particular runway. the boeing 777 has a redundant system that can be used in this case and the visual flight. they also have the old-school red light, white light landing system that pilots can actually look off into the distance and see whether or not they're too high or too low. clearly the glide path into sto was wrong and that will be where a lot of this centers on. >> and certainly we're getting a lot more eyewitness information from the survivors and rescue crews. what have we learned since last we spoke? >> reporter: the two that were killed railroad found on the runway, we understand. some of the survivors were found in the water, amazingly enough. and when that plane crashed, some of the force of that pushed seats together, trapped individuals in their seats. the plight crew asked emergency responder who arrived at the plane for their knives so they could cut passengers free and get everybody out. >> amazing stories th
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